Welcome to Seven Ponds Photography Club

Mission Statement

The Seven Ponds Camera Club, formed in 2009, was created to promote the advancement of photography as an art. The purpose of the club is to bring together persons of like mind who are dedicated to the advancement of their skills by association with other members, through the study of the work of others and through spirited and friendly competition.  The club exists to offer opportunities for all to share knowledge within the club and in the community, through exhibitions and programs that excite interest in the knowledge and practice of all branches of photography. 

We meet the 1st and 3rd* Friday of the month at 7:00 PM at Seven Ponds Nature Center

Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.       

SEVEN PONDS NATURE CENTER

Hours Tuesday through Sunday

 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed Monday
Grounds open to members from dawn to dusk.
3854 Crawford Road
Dryden, MI 48428-9776

If you live in Southeast Michigan, please consider joining the Seven Ponds Camera Club. 

How to join: 

2024 Kickoff Links: 

2024 GDCC Kickoff Links:

SPPC Newsletter:

  . May 2024 Newsletter

  .  APR 2024 Newsletter

SPPC Training:

  . GDCCC DPD Digital and Print Rule Review and Competition Guidance You Tube

 How to judge a competition Image

2024 Meetings and Workshops

2024 Meetings 

Thur 5/23/2024 Join SPPC as they host the GDCCC Print Competition - all members are welcome to attend 7:00 PM at SPNC

F 6-07-2024  1st Friday Competition and Focus Topic Meeting @ Seven Ponds Nature Center 7:00 PM

Focus Topic for May- Sunrise /Sunset

Print and DPD Competition and Focus Topic Review

"How-to submit images to competition"

Fri 5/17/2024 Zen Photography Workshop   Sign up via Email for a spot. 7pondsphotoexpo@gmail.com

Fri 6/21/2024 SPPC Game Night Fun Shoot  by Kristin Grudzien / Shannon Hintz

Fri 7/19/2024 “Nature Walk Fun Shoot” at Seven Ponds Nature Center   - Leads: Dale Vronch and Board Members

Fri 8/16/2024 David Stimac - Bird Photography Basics & Beyond

2024 SPPC Apparel

Order your SPPC Apparel Deadline: Sunday, May 19, 2024 (11:59 PM EDT)

https://sevenponds2024.itemorder.com/shop/home/

2024 Photo Trips 

  We encourage all of our SPPC members to consider leading a photo club trip -   Trip request form

Wed 6-12-2024 Romeo Parks and Rec Green Field Village Bus ride and park fees Resident $50 Non-Resident $53 Register 9536 

 Thur 9-5-2024 8 am - 7 pm Romeo Parks and Rec Meijers Gardens Course #9642 Register by August 2nd $70 (R) $74 (NR)

Wed 10-4-2024 RWB Parks and Rec Sponsors a Day at Toledo Zoo.  DAY TRIP Course # 9656

 

2024 In-Person Workshop(s) 

Sat 6-22-2023 Ankley Farms - Kids Fair Photo Training Event (SPPC Members volunteer to teach kids photography – Free to teachers)

 

2024 On-line workshop(s)

  BH Event Space Free Webinars

  Hunt's Photo Education

 

2024 Seven Ponds Nature Center Events


SPNC Event Sat 9-14-2024 Noon – 6 PM  Party at the Ponds

 

2023/24 Self-Guided Photo Ops 

5/17-05/18/2024 Tawas Point Birding Festival
05/17-05/18/2024 Cerulean Warbler weekend in Hastings, MI
5/24 thru 5/27/2024 Frankenmuth Dog Bowl 2023
6/7 thru 6/14/2024 Mackinaw Island Mi - Lilac Festival
6/28 thru 6/30/2024 Howell Mi- Balloon Festival
6/29 thru 7/6/2024 Cherry Festival Traverse City

2024 SPPC Membership Dues -Due 5-1-2024 

 New and Returning membership

SPPC dues are $20 for one member and $30 for a family or two living at the same address.
Or Pay at a meeting: Please put due payment in an envelope with member names and emails on it and any address correction Seven Ponds Photo Club Membership Application

 

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